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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

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Stan (as Laurel)
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Ollie (as Hardy)
Dante ...
Dante the Magician (as Dante the Magician)
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Margo
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Tommy White
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Doc Lake
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Frank Lucas
Edward Gargan ...
Police Lt. Foster
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Attorney Malcolm Kilgore
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Darby Mason
James Bush ...
Joe Morgan
Lou Lubin ...
Dixie Beeler
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Parker
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Phillips
Willie Best ...
Waiter
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Storyline

The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick und Doof als Geheimagenten beim FBI  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Dante the Magician (Dante) was hired for the movie after one of the writers saw him performing on a street corner in Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Stan Laurel: How about some dinner? I'm getting hungry.
Oliver Hardy: Don't be so greedy. We just split a hamburger, and besides we can eat in Dayton for half of what it costs us in the diner.
Stan Laurel: I know, but I'll be twice as hungry in the morning.
Oliver Hardy: [with finality] Don't bicker!
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Spoofed in Diff'rent Strokes: A Haunting We Will Go (1984) See more »

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first half hangs together, then.....
1 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

2 of my 3 stars are for the somewhat under-appreciated first half, no guffaws, just a few chuckles here and there, but my case-in-point: there's actually an in-character sequence on a train in which they are tricked into buying a "money making machine" - Ollie does a very nice, albeit short,soliloqy on the meaning of benevolence, esp. in hard times.

plus, there is no romantic subplot, no sentimentality whatsoever.

I actually like this bizarre deal better than the more "accessible", more "Hollywood" GREAT GUNS, which preceded it on the sorry L & H Fox series, which went on for years. GUNS was a little funnier but HAUNTING has a credible storyline. pretty much.

yes, they were tricked during the train ride to deliver the supposedly empty coffin and now, on stage with Dante The Magician, they wind up as part of *his* lame-O tricks. by that point, your head will be spinning..not from being dazzled by great magic tricks or L & H zaniness but by simple fatigue.


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